OBITUARY

Edward Joseph Rinaldo

March 19, 1956March 26, 2019
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Edward Joseph Rinaldo Sr. of Fort Pierce, Florida passed away March 26, 2019 at age 63. Formerly of Buffalo, New York. Edward retired from St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office after 36 years of service, 21 of which he spent as the sergeant of the K-9 unit. He has received many awards throughout his career and was the recipient of the highest award, The Medal of Valor. Edward was an avid hunter, he also loved fishing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 18 years, Joye Rinaldo; and son Edward J. Rinaldo Jr. Edward is survived by his siblings Tom Rinaldo (Audrey), and Diane Caracciolo. He was preceded in death by his siblings Catherine Lacorte and Leonard Rinaldo; and his parents Dominic and Anne Rinaldo. Edward was a very proud and loving papa to his grandchildren Alexis Nicole and Nicholas Alexander.

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  • Edward Joseph Rinaldo Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Christ Russakis

April 11, 2019

I remember when he first started at the Sherriffs dept!! Used to take care of his patrol car! He always treated me good and was always the nicest guy to see and talk to!! Always enjoyed all our time together!! And all our talks!! He was the best with the k- 9s !! He loved his dogs!! Gonna miss him!! Gone way to soon!! See ya in heaven Eddie!!

Fred Massoni

April 11, 2019

Eddie was a great guy, a good friend. Such a soft spoken man who cared about his job, his friends and his family. Eddie you will truly be missed my brother. Until we meet again RIP brother

Robert Lee

April 9, 2019

I will miss you my friend and our man hugs. I hope there is a place in heaven for you to hunt. I look forward to hunting with you again when we see each other again. Rest In Peace my brother.

Alexis Rinaldo

April 9, 2019

Papa was the most warm-hearted soul I know! Never failed to make us laugh! We love and miss him so much

Richard Kush

April 4, 2019

Our Almighty Father spreads his loving care over all of those who travel in harms way. Some, he calls home to himself earlier than others- and many he continues to watch over while they continue their task. Your spirit, love, sacrifice and presence will be missed here in this world my friend- but you will always be safe here in our hearts.

Mike Graves

April 3, 2019

You couldn’t ask for a better guy to have your back, go into whatever danger presented itself, show up when counted on, persevere the heat and rigors of K9 work, and all along have a pleasant demeanor lifting others spirits.

Joseph Mutter

April 3, 2019

Eddie
I have always appreciated your good spirits and willingness to be a team player at the Sheriff’s Office. No matter what was ask of you for community related events, school demos or law enforcement issues, you stepped right up to get it done. From my family to yours, God Bless you and your family

Gary Wannall

April 3, 2019

Ed, you were a friend, confidant and trainer. I appreciate all the help you gave me at the beginning of my law enforcement career. I pray for your family and you will be greatly missed.

Special Agent Gary Wannall, retired
Tallahassee, Florida

Steve Reuther

April 3, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I worked with Eddie at the sheriff office. Good cop, and K-9 supervisor. Lots of good memories. Rest In Peace my friend, you will be missed.

Don Nelson

April 2, 2019

To the family of Ed Rinaldo.
I am truly sorry of the passing of Ed. We worked together and were founding members of the K-9 unit of the St. Lucie County Sherrifs Office. Your family is in our prayers. Please let me know if there will a service or memorial. I would like to attend.
Donald Nelson 239-222-4632

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